κριός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Traditionally connected with κέρας (kéras, horn). Could be derived from a Proto-Indo-European *ḱiker, with cognates including Latin cicer (chickpea), Old Armenian սիսեռն (siseṙn, chickpea). Beekes argues for an original meaning of "curved", comparing Lithuanian kreivas, Old East Slavic кривъ (krivŭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kriː.ós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kriˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kriˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /kriˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /kriˈos/
  • Noun[edit]

    κρῑός (krīósm (genitive κρῑοῦ); second declension

    1. ram
      1. battering ram
      2. the constellation Aries
    2. sea-monster
    3. type of mussel
    4. volute (Ionic architecture)
    5. type of ship
    6. part of an irrigation system
    7. type of chickpea

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    Noun[edit]

    κριός (kriósm (plural κριοί)

    1. ram, male sheep
    2. battering ram
    3. (astronomy, astrology) Aries, the Ram

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